The Big Sick will be the February film in the 2018-2019 International Film Festival sponsored by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. It will be shown Friday, February 15, 7:30 p.m. at Maryknoll, 55 Ryder Road in Ossining. Everyone is welcome, and admission is free.
The Big Sick is a 2017 American romantic comedy directed by Michael Showalter and written by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani. Loosely based on the real-life romance between Nanjiani and Gordon, it follows an interethnic couple who must deal with cultural differences. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2017. It was chosen by American Institute as one of the top ten films of the year and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
The film festival provides nine monthly offerings on Friday evenings from September to May. The current series -- “Family” -- includes an introduction by a Maryknoll missioner and a brief discussion after the screening.
Upcoming films in the 2018-2019 Maryknoll International Film Festival:
March 15, 2019 Penny Serenade
April 26, 2019 Life, Animated
May 17, 2019 Ordinary People
For more information, visit https://maryknollsociety.org/filmfest or call 914-941-7590.
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